St. Vincent announced that she will be working with MasterClass, a virtual educational platform, to help teach professionalism within musical creativity. According to NME, she will be focusing on sharing tips on songwriting, performance and recording. Her pointers on how to become a more sustainable and imaginative artist will be based off of her song “Savior.”
St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, took to her Instagram yesterday to announce the new project. “If you have ears and ideas, you can make anything happen,” said Clark.
“There’s no way to get good at something without being bad at it first. Just keep going cause everybody feels weird sometimes, everybody feels like they don’t fit in but you can speak to that in a way that’s real. You can move the needle in a more empathetic direction for the world,” said Clark during her IGTV video on her Instagram.
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The point of a song is to get at the ineffable, to share what it means to be human. In my career, I’ve learned that in order to connect with other humans, one must embrace vulnerability, cherish it, and lean into it. In my @masterclass, I peel back the curtain on everything it takes to be a professional musician and hopefully inspire you to create art, in whatever form, that makes people feel something. Link in bio.
“I came up with the moniker St. Vincent so that I could have the flexibility to be any number of things,” said Clark. The persona she created has helped her music go against norms that a lot of artists tend to follow.
In early August, the pop singer covered Tool’s “Forty Six & 2.” Shortly after that, Clark teamed up with Yoshiki, a Japanese musician, to reimagine her song “New York.” The track originally appears on her album Masseduction, which was released in 2017.
MasterClass is a monthly subscription for $15 a month and offers a wide variety of instructors, classes and topics. You can learn more about Clark’s collaboration with the platform here.
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